Collaborative project with artist Nemanja Milenković
Curated by Katarina kostandinović
Gallery Kazamat, HDLU. Osijek,Croatia.
By noticing the similarities in the artistic process of Adrienn Ujhazi and Nemanja Milenković, the idea of cooperation between artists was born, who exhibited together for the first time within the exhibition “Vivarium” (Gallery of the Youth Center Belgrade, June 30 – July 17, 2020). “Reflections on Disappearance” is an experiment in which two authors cross their individual practices and processes. Unlike previous exhibitions where the intention was to recreate and / or evoke the ambience of an art studio or art laboratory and show the processes of accumulation of different materials and access to contents that are the subject of individual research of artists. The installation in Kazamat Gallery examines the temporality of the work of art, events / actions, that is, exhibitions in this case. The answer to the invitation to exhibit at the Kazamat Gallery by Adrienn Ujhazi and Nemanja Milenković, in cooperation with the curator Katarina Kostandinović, will be through collective work, field work and a short stay in Osijek. The site-specific installation that will be created during their stay will try to cross the local specifics of the place and the research process of the artist, which on the one hand characterizes the work in the field of ecological art (bio art) and, on the other hand, the attitude of people towards animals.
Curator, Katarina Kostandinović
The project called BIOFABRIKA (BIOFACTORY) includes the expansion of ideas and the application of alternative production in the field of visual art by the young artist Adrienn Újházi. She is the first person in Serbia to present her work on the basis of the cultivation of biological and plant material called SCOBY, an abbreviation for the symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast.
The project would be implemented through four activities. After the preparatory phase of the project, a phase of workshops and open talks would take place, when the SCOBY would be grown over four months, and through open talks the interested audience could get acquainted with the new bio material and the synergy of bio-design and fine arts, which represents a sustainable way of creative creation in the future.
The next activity would be realized at three locations. On the banks of the Danube, a curator from Turkey would present her eco-work as an action, an intervention in space. A full-day workshop / exhibition / panel discussion would be held at the Svilara cultural station, where the SCOBY material’s cultivation and creation would be presented to the public through the workshop, then previously created prototypes of materials would be shown through the exhibition, and at the end the tertiary application of bio art, as well as the placement of this type of material and creativity on the market in Europe and beyond. All project activities would be documented using video and photo recording, so the last project activity involves showing a documentary of all project processes.
The interdisciplinary program of the BIOFABRIKA project includes the Bogdan Šuput High School of Design in Novi Sad, as well as active local and foreign experts such as artists, curators, agents, designers, architects, ecologists and microbiologists. Environmental problems and the importance of pure Danube biodiversity will be presented by guest lecturers and project participants, from the view of the field of their expertise, through educational content, which builds on the mentioned material SCOBY, promoting its environmental and sustainable benefits. The program of this project is intended for anyone who is interested in discovering the world of materials – BIOFABRIKA, and they can take part in the project.
The project was supported by: The European Capital of Culture – Novi Sad 2022